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Yasamin Kusunoki

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, School of Nursing.


Dr. Kusunoki's research focuses on understanding the sources of gender, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health and demographic behaviors during adolescence and the transition to adulthood. She is particularly interested in the social contexts in which young people are embedded such as their families, neighborhoods, and romantic and sexual relationships. Current investigations include the influence of multiple, dynamic social contexts on young women's risk of unintended pregnancy; the ways in which neighborhoods shape young people's relationship experiences; and the role of gender and relationship characteristics on condom use.

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Journal Articles

Wu, J., Yasamin Kusunoki, Elizabeth Ela, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2016. "Patterns of Contraceptive Consistency among Young Adult Women in Southeastern Michigan: Longitudinal Findings Based on Journal Data." Women's Health Issues, 26(3): 305-312. DOI. Abstract.

Hayford, S., K. Guzzo, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2016. "Perceived Costs and Benefits of Early Childbearing: New Dimensions and Predictive Power." Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 48(2): 83-91. PMCID: PMC4909541. DOI. Abstract.

Barber, Jennifer S., Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Paul Schulz. 2016. "Participation in an Intensive Longitudinal Study with Weekly Web Surveys Over 2.5 Years." Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(6): e105. PMCID: PMC4937177. DOI. Abstract.

Kusunoki, Yasamin, Jennifer S. Barber, Elizabeth Ela, and A. Bucek. 2016. "Black-White Differences in Sex and Contraceptive Use Among Young Women." Demography, 53(5): 1399-1428. DOI. Abstract.

Barber, Jennifer S., Heather Gatny, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Paul Schulz. 2016. "Effects of intensive longitudinal data collection on pregnancy and contraceptive use." International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 19(2): 205-222. PMCID: PMC4714797. DOI. Abstract.

Fakih, S., P. Batra, Heather Gatny, Yasamin Kusunoki, Jennifer S. Barber, and K. Farris. 2015. "Young women's perceptions and experiences with contraception supply in community pharmacies." Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 55(3): 255-264. PMCID: PMC4578300. DOI. Abstract.

Chang, Tammy, Matthew Davis, Yasamin Kusunoki, Elizabeth Ela, Kelli Stidham Hall, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2015. "Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use among 18- to 19-Year-Old Adolescent Women by Weight Status: A Longitudinal Analysis." Journal of Pediatrics, 167(3): :586-592. PMCID: PMC4559226. DOI. Abstract.

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Elizabeth Ela, Rebecca Leinberger, Dana Loll.